Puppy Epiphany was one of the first videos we made here at the studio. It was a completely scrappy and spontaneous thing and done basically in a day on a pre-HD video iphone 3.
We leveraged many of the things Russell already did regularly, including looking completely bored for the “pre-inspiration sequence”. Russell was so eager to please and loved every task. Maybe not the throwing shots as much, that was a bit more complicated.
We initially weren’t getting a convincing shot of him focusing on what was happening below him as he worked the wheel. As we held him in a sitting up position we finally we realized a light shimmy made it look like he was actually gettin’ busy! After about 5 minutes of laughing we finally got the shots we needed.
The music became a critical aspect to reinforce the silly. Some hard creative commons digging on the internet for vintage recordings gave us the right tone and energy.
For the rest you’ll have to wait for the documentary! 😉